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How the Trump Administration Is Falling Short on ESSA

Just who's responsible for ESSA anymore? Megan Duff and Priscilla Wohlstetter share three takeaways from researching the law's implementation. (July 15, 2019)

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Teachers, Don't Just Shut Up and Teach

Our political system is out of balance, and teachers must prepare the next generation to do better, argues teacher-turned-legislator John Waldron. (July 12, 2019)

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The Deficit Lens of the 'Achievement Gap' Needs to Be Flipped. Here's How

Does a student have a fixed or a growth mindset? That's the wrong question for us to measure, argues researcher Dave Paunesku. (July 9, 2019)

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Did One Program Really Cost Students 276 Years of Learning? (Spoiler: No.)

You should be skeptical about how education research is translated, explain RAND researchers John F. Pane and Matthew D. Baird. (July 3, 2019)

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Q&As With K-12 Thought Leaders

Read insights from some of the K-12 field's most prominent education scholars, leaders, and practitioners. Education Week and Education Week Teacher have gathered years of valuable interviews reflecting some of the most pressing issues in K-12 schooling. (March 18, 2019)

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Beyond Bias: Countering Stereotypes in Schools

In four videos, education researchers discuss their perspectives on the criminalizing of black girls in American schools, including by school resource officers.

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Teaching Vocabulary Takes More Than Just Talking About Words During Read-Aloud

Time pressures cause some teachers to ignore important components of literacy, writes 1st grade teacher Brittany Oakley. Explicit vocabulary instruction is one of them. (July 10, 2019)

Why We Shouldn't Teach Literature With Excerpts

Reading an excerpt of a book is like looking at a corner of a painting, writes teacher Ariel Sacks. Students miss out on the experience of the piece as it was intended. (June 26, 2019)

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Education Week reporters and editors identify 10 of today’s most pressing challenges in education and offer bold ideas for addressing them. (January 8, 2019)

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From school shootings to student suicides to hurricanes and more: School leaders open up about how they faced some of the most difficult circumstances of their careers. (November 27, 2018)

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